Soldiers of the 323rd Chemical Company conduct chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) training alongside partner nations during Bright Star 2023 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt, on Sept. 10, 2023. Bright Star 2023 is a multilateral U.S. Central Command exercise held with the Arab Republic of Egypt across air, land and sea domains that promotes and enhances regional security and cooperation, and improves interoperability in irregular warfare against hybrid threat scenarios. (U.S. Army video by Staff Sgt. Lani O. Pascual)
The 476th Chemical (CBRN) Battalion, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.,, participated in Operation Fury 23 at Yakima Training Center, Wash., on June 5-28, 2023 to certify their units’ Mounted Machine Gun (MMG) crews and have them qualify on their assigned crew weapon systems. The MMG crews executed training on multiple range qualification tables to increase their combat readiness for all participating companies. (Video by U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Giovanny Lopez)
Soldiers from the 300th Chemical Company, based in Morgantown, West Virginia under the 415th Chemical Brigade, conduct their chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) unit mission essential tasks during Guardian Response 23 at the Muscatatuck Training Center, Indiana from April 19-27, 2023. Guardian Response 23 is an annual homeland emergency response exercise designed to sharpen skills, boost capabilities and improve mission readiness of the units assigned to the Department of Defense’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise. The CBRN Soldiers help and prepare the nation to respond and recover from any CBRN events.
U.S. Army Reserve soldiers assigned to 455 Chemical Brigade, 76 Operational Response Command, take part in the “Best Warrior Competition” (BWC) from February 8 until February 10, 2023, at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) soldiers maintain readiness and lethality by familiarizing and training on their assigned weapons systems. The Best Warrior Competition included a 12-mile foot march, marksmanship, physical fitness, obstacle course, land navigation, written tests, oral board interviews, Military Operations in Urban Terrain and Army Warrior Task lanes, and a swim event. (U.S. Army video by Sgt. Giovanny Lopez)
Wisconsin World War II veteran receives special Army Reserve visitors
World War II and U.S. Army Veteran Lt. Col. (Ret.) Harry Baker received some very special visitors on August 8, 2023, at his home in Pewaukee, Wis. Baker and his son, Scott welcomed Maj. Gen. Matthew Baker (no relation), commander of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 88th Readiness Division, Maj. Gen. Ernest Litynski, commander of the 76th Operational Response Command, 88th RD Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Betty, and 76th ORC Command Sgt. Maj. Diana Anzaldua. The two command teams were visiting on behalf of the United States Army Reserve to wish Baker an early happy 103rd birthday, which will be on Oct. 9.
Aug. 31, 2023 - World War II and U.S. Army veteran retired Lt. Col. Harry Baker received some very special visitors on Aug. 8, 2023, at his home in Pewaukee, Wisconsin...

76th Operational Response Command engages in Exercise Onaway Response
76th Operational Response Command Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Ernest Litynski scans an area during a simulated area damage circulation as part of Operation Onaway Response, Jan. 22, 2023.  The 76th Operational Response Command (76th ORC) is the Army Reserve's Center for Defense Support of Civilian Authorities, providing support to state and local officials, first responders, and other federal agencies during emergencies or natural disasters.
April 28, 2023 - The 76th Operational Response Command, headquartered in Salt Lake City, recently engaged in Exercise Onaway Response at Camp Parks, California. This exercise put the headquarters’ procedures for Defense Support of Civilian...

Teaching medical care — with a tune
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Lindsey Steward, a medic with the 490th Chemical Battalion, prepares to demonstrate how to utilize two poles to create a make-shift liter for transport of an injured Soldier during Combat Lifesaver training at the Horace B. Hanson Army Reserve Center in Birmingham, Alabama December 14, 2022. Training such as this emphasizes emergency medical attention during combat operations. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. John W. Todd)
Jan. 12, 2023 - When it comes to providing care, U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Lindsey Nicole Steward is as capable as the next medic. When it comes to singing, she is something more. Steward, a native of Cartersville, Georgia, is a medic assigned...

Eagle Brigade, 88th Readiness Division lead success of Paralegal Warrior Training Course
Soldiers participating in Paralegal Warrior Training Course conduct detainee operations as part of the field training exercise portion of PWTC July 25, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. PWTC aims to train and challenge paralegals to conduct peace and wartime missions in accordance with current law, policy and doctrinal guidance. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Rayno)
Aug. 26, 2022 - More than 35 Soldiers from over 30 Army commands participated in the annual Paralegal Warrior Training Course July 14-29, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.The PWTC allows paralegal Soldiers the opportunity to achieve unit...

Army Reserve Space Support Teams bring space expertise to the warfighter
Soldiers from 3rd Space Company, 2nd Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, stand in formation during the 2nd Space Battalion Change of Command at Fort Carson, Colorado
June 21, 2022 - The Soldiers of 3rd Space Company, 2nd Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade are mostly made up of Army Reserve Soldiers who work civilian jobs. They are one of three companies within the battalion - the Army’s only Reserve...

Maj. Gen. Ernest Litynski
Commanding General, 76th Operational Response Command

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